Sport: Top Man

Balding Sam Snead, 37, barely missed winning golf's biggest prize, the U.S. Open. But he won enough assorted other tournaments this year to be far & away the game's leading money winner, with $30,893. Last week, with the poise of a magician about to perform his tricks, Sam stepped to the first tee of the Pinehurst (N.C.) Country Club for one of the last big tournaments of golf's fiscal year: the North and South Open.

With most of the gallery tagging at his heels, he fired a par-smashing 68. That put him three strokes up on Gary Middlecoff, the dentist from Memphis...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!